Thomas Edison – The World’s First Ghostbuster

Posted February 24, 2012 by Johnny2x in Science

What?? WHAT?? Yea you heard me right. Thomas Edison was the world’s first Ghostbuster.

Waaaaaaay be fore the guys from that movie. He even made the first proton pack1

story from http://www.cracked.com

Thomas Edison is America’s most beloved asshole inventor, famous for stealing other people’s inventions, hiring thugs to physically intimidate his competition and heroically electrocuting an elephant to discredit the use of alternating current. Also, he invented the light bulb (which he stole) and the motion picture camera, which he only invented so he could film himself having sex with other men’s wives [citation needed].

Naturally, the next step for Edison was paranormal extermination. During the early days of the 20th century, contacting the spirit world was all the rage and any jackass with a gypsy wig and/or monocle could make bundles of cash holding seances to bilk grieving families hoping to talk to a deceased loved one. And if there was one thing Edison loved, it was money.

After intentionally burning his finger to point his fingerprint was erased, Edison noted the fingerprint grew back and triumphantly concluded that all human beings must be made of “immortal units” which cannot be destroyed, thus explaining the existence of ghosts. He set about creating a device that would trap these immortal units and allow them to be studied by the living.

Read more: 6 Spectacularly Bad Ideas From History’s Greatest Geniuses | Cracked.com http://www.cracked.com/article_18465_6-spectacularly-bad-ideas-from-historys-greatest-geniuses.html#ixzz1nL7GYgr9

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